Oscars 2019: Richard E Grant subjected to 'excruciating' interview with Ryan Seacrest on red carpet

Viewers were quick to express their embarrassment on social media

Jacob Stolworthy@Jacob_Stol
Monday 25 February 2019 00:29
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Ryan Seacrest is being criticised for an awkward red carpet interview with Oscar-nominee Richard E Grant.

The US host was speaking to the British star when he misinterpreted a joke made by the Best Supporting Actor nominee.

Grant was discussing his positive working relationship with Melissa McCarthy, quipping: "She's expecting my twins next summer."

A confused Seacrest asked Grant to repeat himself, clearly unsure if the actor was serious.

Viewers were quick to express their embarrassment on Twitter.

Grant is nominated for his performance in Marielle Heller's Can You Ever Forgive Me?, which he stars in alongside Melissa McCarthy.

The films vying for success include Alfonso Cuaron's Netflix drama Roma , the Bradley Cooper-Lady Gaga musical A Star is Born and Green Book, which stars Viggo Mortensen and Mahershala Ali. The former led with 10 alongside Yorgos Lanthimos's The Favourite with Adam McKay's political satire Vice following close behind with eight.

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